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Air Commodore A D Stevenson (8127986H/00227591)

Ashley David              b:   30 Sep 1958          r: 23 Oct 2013

CBE 16 Jun 2012 (OBE 16 Jun 2001), QCB - 28 Jul 1992

 (RAF): Fg Off:  25 Feb 1982, Flt Lt: 08 Nov 1984, Sqn Ldr:  01 Jul 1990,  Wg Cdr:  01 Jan 1998, Act Gp Capt:  11 Sep 2002; Gp Capt: 01 Jul 2003, Act A/Cdre: 27 Nov 2006; Air Cdre: 01 Jul 2007.

RAFVR(T): Fg Off: 11 Dec 2013

xx Oct 1981:               Attended Initial Officer Training, RAF College, Cranwell

25 Feb 1982                Appointed to a Permanent Commission

xx Jul 1982:                 U/T Pilot, (USA T-37 and T-38)

xx Oct 1983:               Attended No 4 FTS.

xx May 1984:              Attended Tactical Weapons Unit, RAF Chivenor

xx Jan 1985:                Attended No 233 OCU.

xx Sep 1985:               Pilot No IV(AC) Sqn (Harrier)

xx xxx 1988:               Attended QWI Course,

01 Jul 1988:                 QWI,

xx Jan 1990:                Flt Cdr, ExecO, No 1(F) Sqn (Harrier)

xx Feb 1994:               SO2 Harrier, HQ 2 Group, Rheindahlen

xx Sep 1996:               Attended Escuela Superior del Aire, Madrid.

xx Jun 1998:                Officer Commanding, No 3(F) Sqn (Harrier)

xx Mar 2001:               Attended Air Battle Course

xx Jan 2001:                Air Offensive 2, MOD London

28 Oct 2002:               Personal Staff Officer to C-in-C North, RHQ AFNORTH

xx Feb 2005:               Officer Commanding, RAF Wittering

27 Nov 2006:              Air Commodore Force Development, HQ, 1 Group.

31 Jul 2007:                 Commander, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

xx Apr 2008:               Commandant, RAF College & Director of Recruiting and Initial Training.

xx Jun 2010:                ACoS A3, HQ Air Command.

xx Jan 2011:                AOC, No 83 Expeditionary Air Group.

06 Feb 2012:               DCOM CAOC Finderup, Denmark

11 Dec 2013:                Appointed to a Commission in the RAF Volunteer Reserve (Training Branch)

Citation for the award of the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct

Squadron Leader Ashley David STEVENSON (8127986) Royal Air Force.


"For his great bravery after a parachute descent caused by a bird strike to his aircraft, in rescuing his passenger who was on fire and badly injured lying in burning stubble when fatigued and injured himself"

(London Gazette - 28 Jul 1992)

My thanks to Air Commodore Stevenson for giving permission to post this entry and for providing additional details.


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